“Things they don’t teach you at school…”

shadowspeak by jkmccormack (c) JkM 2013

“Shadowspeak” (c) jkm 2013

 “I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school.

They don’t teach you how to love somebody.

They don’t teach you how to be famous.

They don’t teach you how to be rich
or how to be poor.

They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone
you don’t love any longer.

They don’t teach you how to know
what’s going on in someone else’s mind.

They don’t teach you
what to say to someone who’s dying.

They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.”

― Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones

“Secrets Running Scared”

SECRETS RUNNING SCARED

Her blue car stands out in a herd of parked cars
All meant to be part of the congregation
The blue streaks inside memories gone past
Living within a hidden room closed in the mind

Secrets running scared not wanting daylight’s touch
The ink scurrying across the page away from forming truths
Fearing the emotions, recalling how close her body felt
She held me in her arms, a lasting time awakening touch

Confidence in retreat caressed by butterflies quieting the anxiety
Her voice electrifying the invisible space with lightning flashes
Frightening away the flesh eaters grabbing at skin, stealing the feelings
Dreams of truth haunting the recall, clouding the hidden shadows.

© jk 2015

#6 (c) jkm 2015

#6 (c) jkm 2015 “Blue”